Members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are advised that this research guide contains names and images of deceased people.
Family history is really just history.
When you study your family's history you're researching the past, just like you would for the most famous of historical figures. The search may be smaller but it's no less significant and it can reveal some interesting surprises. We asked a few of our librarian's to share stories of their own discoveries.
When starting your family history research, you can find a lot of information online; information that is often easy to access and view. Web databases link together a range of information sources and make them convenient to search, however, as you delve deeper, you may find yourself needing to refer to more specific resources in books or on microfilm.
The citizens of Port Adelaide now have a stronger presence in Trove, with the addition of five digitised newspaper titles focusing on the region. Support for this digitisation was achieved through a partnership with urban development agency Renewal SA and the State Library of South Australia, bringing the total of South Australian newspapers titles in Trove to 120.